Election Day and In-Person Absentee Voting


Voters may cast a ballot at their voting location on election day or they may cast an in-person absentee ballot before election day.  Voters must show identification no matter which option they choose.  Information for the current election is listed below:

On Election Day

All precinct locations will be open on the day of the Primary, May 17th, from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registered voters may cast their ballot on election day in the location that serves their current voting precinct.  Voters may verify their voting location here or by contacting the Elections Department at 859-255-8683. 

Before Election Day In-Person Absentee Voting Options

Option 1 - In-Person Absentee Voting With Qualifying Excuse

Any registered voter of the county with a qualifying excuse (see below) who has not requested a mail-in absentee ballot may cast his/her in-person absentee ballot at the Fayette County Clerk's Office, 162 E Main St, on one of the following days between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

May 4th, 5th, 6th and May 9th, 10th, 11th

Qualifying Reasons for Option 1

1. The voter is a Covered Voter as defined in KRS 117A.010 - These are Kentucky residents who are members of the Uniformed Services and their dependents, or voters who are residing overseas (temporarily or permanently) who will be absent from the county on election day and during the days of no-excuse in-person absentee voting

2. The voter or the voter's spouse has surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on election day and during the days of no-excuse in-person absentee voting

3. The voter is temporarily residing outside the state but is still eligible to vote in this state (this includes vacationers) and will be absent from the county on election day and during the days of no-excuse in-person absentee voting

4. The voter is a Covered Voter as definded in KRS 117A.010 who will be confined to a military base on election day and during the days of no-excuse in-person absentee voting

5. The voter is in her last trimester of pregnancy

6. The voter is unable to appear at the polls on election day and during the days of no-excuse in-person voting due to age, disability, or illness

7. The voter is a student who temporarily resides outside his/her county of residence and will be absent from that county on the day of the election and during the days of no-excuse in-person absentee voting

8. The voter is employed in an occupation that is scheduled to work during all days and all hours the polls are open on election day and during the days of no-excuse in-person absentee voting

9. The voter is an election officer tasked with election administration for the current election cycle

Option 2 - In-Person Absentee Voting Without Excuse

Any registered voter of the county who has not requested a mail-in absentee ballot may cast an in-person absentee ballot at the county voting center for any reason.  The voting center this primary will be located inside the Central Bank Field Club at Kroger Field, 1540 University Dr, on the University of Kentucky Campus.  It will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following days:

May 12th, 13th, 14th

Parking will be available in the Blue Lot off Alumni Dr and voters should enter through Gate 11.